Federal Judge Rules That Class Action Lawsuit Alleging That the Sheriff of Cook County Unlawfully Detains Free Men After Being Acquitted May Proceed to Trial

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On January 7, 2016, a Federal Judge in Chicago ruled that a class action lawsuit alleging that the Sheriff of Cook County unlawfully detains free men after they are acquitted may proceed to trial.  The lawsuit alleges that the Sheriff’s Office does not have any procedures in place to differentiate between detainees who were found not-guilty… Read more »

Judge Grants Class Certification in Consumer Fraud Suit Against Uber

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A Federal Judge in San Francisco ruled that a lawsuit against Uber can proceed as a class action over allegations that the ride service misled its customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers. On December 2, 2015, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen certified a class of Uber customers who received Uber’s representation that the additional… Read more »

Myron M. Cherry & Associates Obtains Class Certification in Lawsuit Brought by United Airline Pilots Against Their Union

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On September 30, 2015, a Federal Judge in Chicago granted class action status in a case brought by United Airline Pilots against their union, Air Line Pilots Association, International (“ALPA”). The suit alleges that ALPA breached its duty of fair representation to certain of its members in connection with the distribution of a $225 Million… Read more »

Myron M. Cherry & Associates Files Lawsuit Against the City of Chicago for Allegedly Denying Motorists Due Process and Appropriate Notice in Issuing Speed and Red Light Camera Tickets

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On March 23, 2015, Myron M. Cherry & Associates filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago seeking recoupment of all fines and penalties paid for alleged speed and red light camera violations, as well as an injunction preventing the City from collecting on or otherwise enforcing outstanding alleged speed and red light… Read more »

Myron M. Cherry & Associates Brings Suit Against JIMMY JOHN’s® Sandwich Shop For Allegedly Failing to Pay Minimum Wage and Overtime to Its Assistant Store Managers

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Myron M. Cherry & Associates filed a lawsuit today against JIMMY JOHN’S® Sandwich Shops for allegedly failing to pay minimum wage and overtime to its Assistant Store Managers in violation of Federal and state laws.  The suit also seeks to invalidate the Company’s Confidentiality and Non-Competition Agreement that it requires its employees to sign as… Read more »

Myron M. Cherry & Associates Files Lawsuit Against the City of Chicago for Running “School” Safety Cameras on Non-School Days

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Myron M. Cherry & Associates has filed suit against the City of Chicago seeking a refund of fines paid by motorists who were issued automated speed camera violations in school safety zones on non-school days, including during this past summer break.  The lawsuit also seeks to have the City void all warning and violations issued… Read more »

Federal Judge Denies Uber’s Motion to Dismiss Nationwide Class Action Brought By Myron M. Cherry & Associates on Behalf of Customers Allegedly Defrauded by Uber’s Misrepresentations Regarding “Gratuity” to Drivers

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On September 17, 2014, Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California denied the majority of Uber’s motion to dismiss claims brought against it by a putative class of customers.  The lawsuit alleges that Uber charges a 20% fee above the metered fare for each ride that it misrepresents as a “gratuity” that… Read more »

Federal Judge Certifies Class Action Brought By Myron M. Cherry & Associates Against the Sheriff of Cook County on Behalf of Inmates Who Were Allegedly Unlawfully Detained After Being Acquitted

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On September 2, 2014, a Federal Judge in Chicago granted class action status in a case brought against the Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois on behalf of inmates who were allegedly unlawfully detained after being acquitted of the charges brought against them.  The plaintiff and the class are being represented by Myron Cherry and Jacie… Read more »

Court Approves $2 Million Settlement of Class Action Brought on Behalf of Former Chicago Public School Principals Who Lost Their Positions Pursuant to a Statute Found Unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court

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A Cook County Circuit Court Judge entered a final order today approving a settlement in a class action brought on behalf of former Chicago Public School principals who lost their positions pursuant to Public Act 85-1418, which purported to eliminate tenure for principals.  The Illinois Supreme Court, however, found that the Act was unconstitutional.  The… Read more »

Myron Cherry Appointed to Leadership Position in Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation

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United States District Court Judge Matthew F. Kennelly appointed Myron Cherry to a leadership position in the coordinated pretrial proceedings for all product liability lawsuits filed in federal court over the side effects of testosterone replacement (or “low T”) drugs.  The underlying lawsuits involve allegations that the drug makers failed to adequately warn about the risk… Read more »